In a spate of recent decisions, the infamously conservative 5th Circuit has delayed fair maps, upheld voter suppression laws and agreed to reconsider its own established precedent that protects coalitions of minority voters from discriminatory maps.
Under lesser known provisions of the Voting Rights Act, a series of new federal lawsuits — from Washington to North Carolina — challenge voting laws that disenfranchise citizens across the country.
In a new federal lawsuit, Michigan Republican legislators are attempting to resurrect fringe right-wing legal theory that was rejected by the Supreme Court just three months ago. The lawsuit specifically seeks to undermine direct democracy.
These are our takeaways from oral argument in Alexander v. South Carolina State Conference of the NAACP, a congressional redistricting case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
On Sept. 11, 2023 — nearly two years after the enactment of Texas S.B. 1 — a six-week trial will begin in the consolidated legal challenge to the infamous voter suppression law.
At the end of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a decision that struck down Ohio’s congressional map. Now, litigation that could determine the fate of Ohio’s 2024 congressional map is back in the Ohio Supreme Court.
Following Supreme Court’s Voting Rights Act Decision, a Redistricting Case Out of Galveston County, Texas Heads to Trial
On Aug. 8, 2023, a federal district court will hold a trial in a local redistricting lawsuit out of Galveston County, Texas involving claims brought under Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
Virginia’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision Faces a New Legal Challenge Under This 150-Year-Old Law
At the end of June, pro-voting groups resurrected the 150-year-old Virginia Readmission Act as the basis for a novel legal challenge to the Virginia Constitution’s lifetime ban on voting for individuals with any felony conviction.
In a Missed “Opportunity To Learn From Its Mistakes,” Supreme Court Leaves Mississippi’s Felony Disenfranchisement Provision in Place
On Friday, June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to weigh in a lawsuit challenging Mississippi’s 1890 felony disenfranchisement provision.
How the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Allen v. Milligan Will Impact Ongoing Redistricting Litigation
The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Allen v. Milligan will have a reverberating impact on active litigation involving Section 2 claims across 10 different states.
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